Random music news for Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Here’s why Apple Messages is better than WhatsUp. It surprised me, too. Now some music new for January 5, 2021.
- RIP producer Steve Brown. He worked with The Cult, Manic Street Preachers, Elton John, and more.
- RIP Children of Bodom frontman Alexi Laiho. He died after some long-term health issues at age 41.
- I was on another podcast, this one hosted by Warren Weeks. Listen here.
- Another look back at 2020. Here are the top 100 acts on Canadian online radio. And here are the top 100 Canadian acts.
- These doctors came together virtually to perform a charity song. (Via Tom)
- A free taxi ride in exchange for a karaoke performance? Okay…
- Jimmy Iovine sold his producer royalties to Hipgnosis for big $$$–so he can build a school.
- Here’s another look back on the life and death of the doomed Sid Vicious.
- Rapper MF Doom actually died two months ago. It was only this past week that his widow broke the news.
- Lil Reese accidentally left $20,000 in an Uber–and the driver returned it. Wait: How do you accidentally leave that kind of money behind?
- Music piracy is still a thing, but searches for sites offering illegal downloads were way down in 2020…
- …but these torrent sites still see a lot of traffic…
- …while listening to music streaming platforms was way up.
- Google is working on getting more Instagram and TikTok posts to show up in our searches.
- Randy Lennox is leaving his position as head of Bell Media. Here’s his exit interview.
- Tech terms that should be dropped in 2021.
- Saxquatch. You’re welcome. (Via Patrick)